Relevant Search: With Examples Using Elasticsearch and Solr

Read in Jun 2020
Book by Doug Turnbull published in 2016

I try my best to write a short summary/review of the books I read, and this is one of them. I typically publish them on Goodreads, but also sync them to here.

There's truly no other book I've been able to find that goes in such depth with practical advice on how to make searches better. What's missing for a 5th star here is a bit more concrete, biased advice on what, in the authors experience, provides a decent base. I am also missing a methodology for improving search results, and a chapter on what it looks like to build a feedback loop to know whether you're improving search (or making it worse) based on conversion/click-through, etc.